Faculty

  • Tishani Doshi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: tvd2@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Queens University; MA Johns Hopkins University

    Research Interests: contemporary poetry & dance

  • Toral Gajarawala, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: tg38@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: theories of the novel and narrative, postcolonial studies, subaltern studies, the relationship betwe...

  • Paulo Lemos Horta, Associate Professor Of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: paulo.horta@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, University of Toronto; MA, Queen’s University; MA, BA, University of British Columbia, Canada.

    Research Interests: world literature

  • Deborah Kapchan, Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: deborah.kapchan@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Ohio Unviersity, BA New York University

    Research Interests: North Africa, sound, narrative, translation theory, genre theory, ethnography, phenomenology and poe...

  • Philip Kennedy, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pfk1@nyu.edu

  • Maya Kesrouany, Assistant Professor of Literature and Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mk5725@nyu.edu
    Education: BA American University of Beirut; MA American University of Beirut; PhD Emory University

    Research Interests: twentieth- and twenty-first century cultural production from the Middle East; translation theory; ...

  • Martin Klimke, Vice Provost for Academic Policies and Governance; Acting Program Head of Literature & Creative Writing; Associate Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: klimke@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, PhD University of Heidelberg

    Research Interests: intersections of political and cultural, diplomatic, and transnational history, 20th century US-Euro...

  • Jill Magi, Associate Arts Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jill.magi@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, City College of the City University of New York; MFA, Goddard College

    Research Interests: poetry and poetics, experimental literature, handmade books, alternatives to mainstream publishing, ...

  • Sheetal Majithia, Assistant Professor of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sm188@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Cornell University

    Research Interests: theories of modernity, globalization, comparative post-colonial literature, film, feminist, gender a...

  • Ken Nielsen, Director of the Writing Center; Associate Director of the Writing Program; Senior Lecturer of Writing and Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kn38@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Copenhagen; MA University of Copenhagen; PhD The Graduate Center, City University o...

    Research Interests: cultural construction and representation of the US and Scandinavia in intercultural performance

  • Cyrus R.K. Patell, Global Network Professor of Literature, NYUAD; Professor of English, NYU Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: cp1@nyu.edu
    Education: AB, AM, PhD in English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University

    Research Interests: theory and practice of cosmopolitanism, US novel from 1850 to the present, Global Shakespeare, liter...

  • Maurice Pomerantz, Program Head of Arab Crossroads Studies; Associate Professor of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mp147@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, PhD University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Arabic literature

  • Charles Siebert, Professor of Practice of Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: cs4635@nyu.edu

  • Miguel Syjuco, Assistant Professor of Practice, Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mas484@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Ateneo de Manila University; MFA Columbia University; PhD University of Adelaide

  • Deepak Unnikrishnan, Assistant Arts Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: du258@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Fairleigh Dickinson University; MA Fairleigh Dickinson University; MFA School of the Art Institut...

  • Cristina Vatulescu, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Russian and Slavic Studies Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: cristina.vatulescu@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Harvard; BA Harvard;

    Research Interests: comparative literature

  • Bryan Waterman, Associate Professor of Literature, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Development Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: bryan.waterman@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Boston University

    Research Interests: American literary history

  • Deborah Williams, Clinical Associate Professor at the Liberal Studies Program in New York Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: dlw7@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, MA, New York University; BA, Wheaton College

    Research Interests: 20th century American fiction, children's literature, feminist literary history

  • Marion Wrenn, Director of the Writing Program; Senior Lecturer of Writing and Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mw299@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD New York University

    Research Interests: journalism history, study of popular culture

  • Shamoon Zamir, Associate Professor of Literature and Visual Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sz42@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, University of London; MA, Institute of United States and Latin American Studies, London; PhD, Un...

    Research Interests: literature, photography, intellectual history